Monday, February 26, 2007

Procrastinators unite....tomorrow

I saw this on a T-shirt tonight when I was at the library. I almost laughed out loud because just a second ago I had been making a list of things I could put off doing for a while.

Here is a picture of a baby fairy that I just sculpted. She is sleeping peacefully on my desk at the moment....every time I look at her I feel the overwhelming need for a nap. My youngest daughter, who just turned 4, is fascinated with her. She keeps asking me when she will wake up.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

This is an image that I just finished for a group book on birds. It feels like a self-portrait.

Our family recently moved.....after 14 years of living in the same house. At first it was exciting. Sort of like going on an extended vacation......800 miles from home! But now after 7 months, the reality of living somewhere so different is setting in. It hit me hard the other day that this may be where we spend the rest of our lives so far away from friends and family. So for now all I can say is, "this is my home."

Maybe one day it really will be.....

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


I haven't made too many bears lately, but I thought I would add a few of my favorites:
This is Bridgette and her sidekick Mouse. Bridgette is about 4" tall and made from mohair fur and lots of quilted fabrics.

This is Aster....she is a fully crochet thread bear. She is about 7" tall....and loves gardening.

This is my Bonsai bear. He is trying to grow a bonsai, but is worried that it is so small. Maybe more sun will
make it grow better!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Kilt Pins

These are Kilt Pins for a swap that I am doing with an online group. I should have been vacuuming, but the poor kilt pins have been sitting forlorn on my desk for sooooo long! What's a girl to do? They are embellished with African trade beads, twine, copper wire, odd beads and some shrink plastic that is heated and debossed with a rubber stamp. The bottom one also has one of my favorite beads from GREEN GIRLS Studio. The little mermaid. She's so adorable! Now I have to clean up the gi-normous mess I made putting these together....

Monday, February 19, 2007

Fiber Arts

I love making cloth dolls. I started about 5 years ago when a friend asked me to come to a "cloth doll meeting" she attended. The only "cloth doll" I was familiar with was I politely declined. But a few weeks later I saw this same friend in a bead store buying beads for one of her projects. It was a gorgeous doll...made of cloth no less! I was hooked and have been ever since.
Here are a few of the cloth doll that I have made. Their faces are all hand-painted using primarily watercolor pencils. All are from original patterns that I have made.

These are the LaPoire Sisters....they are about 10" tall.

This is a doll that I call FLIGHT. She stands about 15" including base.

This is an art quilt that I made a while back called "Black-Eyed Susan". The quilt is 5" in width. The face is hand-painted and sewn into the quilt.

One fish....two fish.....

Starting a blog...

I believe that I am possibly the last person in this hemisphere that has not fully completed a blog. I would say the world, but I was told that there are 4 men in Uganda that are holding out for better templates.

I have no idea how to get pictures on here....which is why I wanted this "thing" in the first place. I have now to my credit started 4 blogs. All of them failing miserably for one reason or another. Usually something like not being able to add pictures.....but enough of the nay-saying. It's onward and upward from here. Nothing but net!